Haven't read a good book in a while? Looking for some creative inspiration? IGNORE EVERYBODY! This week on Tuesday Tips, we'll be recommending a book for you to read –Hugh Macleod's "IGNORE EVERYBODY: and 39 other keys to creativity".
"When Hugh MacLeod was a struggling young copywriter living in a YMCA, he started to doodle on the backs of business cards while sitting at a bar. Those cartoons eventually led to a popular blog—Gaping Void—and a reputation for pithy insight and humor, in both words and pictures."
The book offers insightful and realistic advice for anyone with a creative passion, goal or dream. The advice he gives may not directly relate to all you but you get to understand the meaning behind it to apply it to your dream or goal.
Chapters of the book include :
"If your business plan depends on suddenly being "discovered" by some big shot, your plan will probably fail"
"Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten"
"Being Poor Sucks"
"None of this is rocket science"
After reading the book the first time, it got my creative juices flowing and pushed me forward in realizing a few of my personal and professional dreams. It's witty, honest, blunt but optimistic in the way of presenting all the facts. It's an easy read and I am in the process of reading it again. You can buy Hugh Macleod's "IGNORE EVERYBODY: and 39 other keys to creativity" online but I walked over to my local book store, The Green Apple and picked it up there. Support your local businesses! – Jayson.
What books help you in your creative process?